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Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Wheelabrator’s attorney disagrees with “violations” cited by the Saugus Board of Health By Mark E. Vogler T he Boston law firm of Goodwin Procter, which represents Wheelabrator Technologies, says there is no legal basis for the alleged violations cited by the Board of Health against the company in the wake of recent noise problems at the plant. “Wheelabrator remains willing to engage in good faith discussions as to how to minimize the risk of temporary noise increases in the future,” Attorney John B. Daukas of Goodwin Procter wrote last week in a letter responding to the show cause hearing. “Unfortunately, however, the Board’s Letter contains numerous inaccuracies,” Daukas wrote. “This comes on the heels of a Court order holding that the Board’s effort to challenge the ongoing operations of Wheelabrator’s landfill was entirely without merit. 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In his response, Daukas noted that the board’s letter “contains a disturbing number of legal and factual inaccuracies.” Here are the highlights of Daukas’s response to the Board of Health: The Board’s claim that Wheelabrator violated the state noise standard is wrong for three separate and distinct reasons: 1. The Board never held a hearing at which evidence was presented and Wheelabrator had an opportunity to respond. 2. The Board has not mentioned the applicable technical standard, let alone identify any valid evidence showing that the standard was violated. 3. Even if there had been scientific evidence supporting a finding that Wheelabrator exceeded the standard, there is no violation without negligent or intentional misconduct, and the facts show that Wheelabrator acted reasonably at all relevant times. The Board’s claim that Wheelabrator could be subject to a fine of $25,000 per day is not valid since that fine accrues to entities that violated a DEP order. DEP never issued an order and Wheelabrator kept DEP informed and worked with DEP to take steps to address the noise issue. Purported violation of Saugus Bylaw 514.00: The Board is overreaching, as the section of the Bylaw cited describes a procedure, not any standards. The Town never applied for or received approval of its noise ordinance so it is unenforceable. Attempting to revoke the site assignment for a temporary disturbance, that has been addressed, and alleged violation of an unenforceable ordinance is an overreach and improperly infringes on the DEP’s authority. The Board’s claim that Wheelabrator refused to attend an August 2016 meeting regarding the site assignment for the landfill is false. The Town’s attorney agreed that a meeting among lawyers would be best and the Board of Health meeting scheduled for August was cancelled. Further, the Superior Court has recently affirmed the DEP’s decision that the landfill has a valid site assignment and the operational modifications applied for did not require that the site assignment be modified. Purported Violation of Article 8 of BOH’s regulation: The Town Attorney’s assertion that Wheelabrator violated a provision prohibiting “auditory nuisances” is false since the bylaw does not include “auditory nuisances.” Claims of an ongoing nuisance are false since the plant returned to normal operations on July 12. Saugus River Watershed Council awards scholarships to two area students T he Saugus River Watershed Council (SRWC) announced its recent awarding of scholarships worth $1,000 to a pair of North Shore teenagers who are headed for college. Seven Greer – president of the Saugus High School Class of 2019 – was the recipient of the Pam Harris Memorial Scholarship, which honors the memory of a nurse, volunteer member of the Saugus Board of Health and SRWC Board Member. Harris was committed to improving public health for families in the Saugus River watershed by addressing the most troubling sources of pollution. This was the second year of the very special scholarship. Greer has a long-standing personal commitment to protecting the environment that is evidenced by his extensive volunteer work. He was very involved in environmental activities in the community and through his school, demonstrating that he was already a leader among his peers in the environmental field. Seven plans on attending the University of Massachusetts Lowell this fall. Annika Verland of Lynn was this year’s recipient of the SRWC Environmental Leadership Scholarship. Annika had a long-standing personal commitment to protecting the environment that is evidenced by her comprehensive volunteer work. Her service and other environmental activities in the community, including sparrow bird houses, have made a huge difference. Annika will be attending Ithaca College this fall, combining her love for the HONORED GRADUATES: Left to right, area students Annika Verland and Seven Greer received $1,000 scholarships from the Saugus River Watershed Council. (Courtesy Photo to The Saugus Advocate) environment with media. Selecting the recipients of this year’s scholarships was a tough decision, according to the Council’s program coordinator, Mary Lester. “It’s inspiring to all of us to see the accomplishments that these students have made to their communities while keeping exceptional academic records,” Lester said. The Saugus River Watershed Council is a nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to protect and restore the natural resources of the watershed.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Page 3 Wheelabrator apologizes for the noise, but insists it kept the state and Board of Health informed of its response to problems By Mark E. Vogler A top Wheelabrator Technologies official told the Saugus Board of Health the company regrets disrupting the lives of residents living near its trash-to-energy plant during a five-week period in June and July. “We understand that noises from an industrial operation can be bothersome and we want to start by saying directly that we are sorry if the recent turbine outage disturbed members of the community,” Wheelabrator Technologies’ Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety Jim Connolly said during Monday’s show cause hearing. “Our goal is to be a good neighbor and if we failed to do that we want to do better, and we commit to you that we will,” Connolly said. “Obviously, in the recent outage, which was unexpectedly extended, there were concerns raised about the noise and we did not meet our community’s expectations. Again, we are sorry that happened and we commit to do better,” he said. Connolly provided the Board of Health with a detailed explanation of how the plant’s operation during the turbine refurbishment contributed to the plant’s noise problems – as did several measures intended to silence the noise. But Connolly also rebutted criticism that Wheelabrator had not done enough to keep the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Board of Health informed throughout the period. He provided a log of communication between Wheelabrator and the DEP and the Health Board during the period of June 10 through July 12. “Wheelabrator did keep the BOH and the DEP informed in advance of and throughout the event, through the Chairman of the BOH and through the appointed contacts at the DEP,” Connolly said. A REBUTAL: Wheelabrator Technologies’ Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety Jim Connolly at Monday’s show cause hearing, addressing the Saugus Board of Health on recent noise complaints. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) “We had multiple contacts with the BOH, and we were in regular, almost daily communication with the DEP,” he said. “In addition, there were several calls from our community relations liaison to the Chairperson of the Saugus Board of Selectmen. We felt that through these communications we were keeping both the BOH and DEP informed of our progress,” he said. While addressing the board, Connolly also noted: • The steam turbine is taken down for service about every five years “and the full scope of service cannot be anticipated until the turbine is opened up and inspected.” • When Wheelabrator became aware of the concerns being raised in the community about the noise being generated, the company took “immediate steps to mitigate the noise by finding an alternate/enhanced silencer,” which was obtained from Texas and shipped to Saugus. • Once the silencer was turned on and put in use, Wheelabrator determined “the sound reduction was not sufficient to address the community concerns we were hearing and we, therefore, took one of our two boilers off-line to reduce the amount of steam we were producing. The single boiler operated with minimal sound impacts until the steam turbine was returned to service and we no longer needed to vent steam, and normal facility operations resumed.” • Wheelabrator continues to investigate improved solutions to the concerns raised about the noise. The company is exploring additional steps it can take in the future to minimize noise issues when there is a need to take the turbine offline for an extended period. “We would also be happy to discuss with the Board a communications protocol that we would use if there is a need to vent steam over any prolonged period,” Connolly said. “If there is a better way to communicate, we are happy to discuss it,” he said. “We apologize to any who were inconvenienced by dine drink gather enjoy Friday, August 9 at 9 PM The North Shore's Greatest Party Band WILDFIRE Saturday, August 10 at 9 PM BACK TO THE 80'S SUMMER BASH! sound during the period when both boilers were running. 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Page 4 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 School Committee grades Supt. DeRuosi “proficient” in most performance standards By Mark E. Vogler S Law Offices of Terrence W. Kennedy 512 Broadway, Everett • Criminal Defense • Personal Injury • Medical Malpractice Tel: (617) 387-9809 Cell: (617) 308-8178 twkennedylaw@gmail.com 8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 www.eight10barandgrille.com Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm Come in & Enjoy our Famous... $12 LUNCH Menu! Choose from 16 Items! Served Monday thru Thursday until 3:30 PM Grilled Rib Eye Steak! Only $22.00 includes Two Sides Every Friday FRESH HADDOCK DINNER Prepared Your Way! Includes two sides Facebook.com/ advocate.news.ma augus Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David DeRuosi, Jr. has been judged “proficient” in his overall performance standards, according to the five School Committee members. DeRuosi has also met most of the goals set for him by the committee – an indicator that members believe he was doing the job he was hired to do back in 2016. Four of the five School Committee members spent two hours evaluating DeRuosi during a workshop on Wednesday. Committee member Lisa Morgante didn’t attend the workshop, but her evaluations of the superintendent in each of four standards were incorporated into his composite score. Members looked at his progress in improving in the district areas of Instructional leadership, management and operations, family and community engagement and professional culture. Members plan to elaborate on their specific recommendations of what he needs to do to improve his performance when the committee meets at its Aug. 15 meeting. “As I end my third year as Superintendent, I can say with full confidence I have completed GRADING DERUOSI: School Committee members tally a composite performance score of the superintendent in this week’s evaluation workshop. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) the duties of my office beyond the goals outlined in my evaluation,” DeRuosi wrote in a summary of the School Committee and Superintendent’s performance goals for 2018-19. “When hired, I was charged with the task of bringing fiscal stability to the district, increase the visibility of the office of superintendent, develop the foundation needed to increase academic rigor, and become more involved in the community,” he said. “The School Committee responsible for my hiring made it clear they were looking for significant change to take place and they hired me as that ‘agent of change,’” he said. DeRuosi noted that during the past three years with the School Committee and superintendent working in tandem, much has been accomplished in Saugus Public Schools. “We have worked to build an educational plan focusing on personalized learning and project based instruction. We moved a community to vote for an $184,000,000 … debt exclusion to build a 6-12 Complex, 3-5 STEAM Academy, and PreK-2 Building,” DeRuosi said. “We built a new schedule with longer blocks for the 6-12 Complex to operate under, and we have expanded technology in our district … I have supported the expansion of robotic classes for students, and am building STEM level program at the BMS [Belmonte Middle School].” Revere resident competes in Empire Dance Championship A lbert Nicholls of Revere competed in the Empire Dance Championship, which was held from Aug. 1-3 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. With his instructor, Saori DeSouza of the Dancesport Academy of New England, as his partner, Nicholls entered 12 dance heats in the beginner, intermediate and full silver categories in the 61-63-year-old level. Nicholls also entered the 3-Dance Challenge. He placed first dancing the cha -cha, mambo and rumba. Nicholls said he appreciates DeSouza’s efforts in helping him improve his ballroom dancing. T Revere resident Albert Nicholls competed in the Empire Dance Championship in New York City earlier this month and won first place in the 3-Dance Challenge. (Courtesy Photo) Finance Committee in need of members he Town Moderator is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the Town’s Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for making recommendations on all warrant items involving the expenditure of Town funds to the members of Town Meeting. Interested citizens should submit a brief statement of interest and qualifications to Moderator Steve Doherty either by email to precinct4steve@gmail.com or by mail to Saugus Town Clerk’s Office – ATTN.: Town Moderator, 298 Central St., Ste. 7, Saugus, MA 01906. Submissions should be received by August 19 for consideration for the coming term.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Page 5 “What a positive difference” Crabtree touts completion of historic Saugus Town Hall renovations and sidewalk repaving (Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued this week by Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree’s Office.) T own Manager Scott C. Crabtree is pleased to announce that the Saugus Town Hall has been renovated and surrounding sidewalks have been repaved in order to preserve and protect the community’s historic building for decades to come. This important investment is part of an ongoing effort to continue to make capital infrastructure improvements throughout Saugus. The Town Hall restoration project was advocated for and supported by the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee and Town Meeting twice over the last several years. The improvements mark the first time in more than 20 years that the Town Hall has undergone any significant restoration. The work included removing all paint and repainting with the original historic colors that were returned during the 1998 renovation, reinstalling and/or removing/replacing deteriorated wood, removing paint from the chimney and performing necessary repairs and rehanging slipped slate and replacing any missing slate. The restoration was completed in stages, beginning on the north side, proceeding to the east, then south, and concluding in the west. In addition, the Department of Public Works recently replaced 40 sidewalk panels around the building’s perimeter. “It’s amazing to see what a positive difference this restoration project has made. The Town Hall looks even more vibrant and welcoming for the residents of Saugus with these necessary improvements,” said Town Manager Crabtree. “This building belongs to the public. I am pleased that these enhancements, which were made for the residents of Saugus, have and will continue to preserve and protect the Saugus Town Hall exterior, while maintaining the historical elements of the building, for many years to come.” Bird control netting was installed as part of the project. This special netting is engineered to disappear in front of any background, so as not to interfere with the building’s aesthetic, while keeping birds away in order to minimize any potential damage to the building. Town Meeting has continued to show its support for this important community investment over the years. In 2016, Town Meeting members voted to alnance Committee, Town Meeting and residents of Saugus for their continued support of this important community initiative. For more information on the project, contact the Town Manager’s Office at 781-231-4111. RAVE REVIEW: “The Town Hall looks even more vibrant and welcoming for the residents of Saugus,” Town Manager Scott Crabtree said after the recent completion of the first renovations of the historic building in more than two decades. (Courtesy photo to The Saugus Advocate) locate $200,000 for a professional assessment of the condition of the exterior of Town Hall. The assessment uncovered a good deal of rot in the wood. Last year Town Meeting members again demonstrated their support for the project by voting in favor of allocating $400,000 to make the necessary renovations to the exterior of the building. The Town of Saugus worked with restoration firm Building Conservation Associates, Inc., architect Finegold Alexander Architects (the original architects during the 1998 renovation) and New Generation Painting to ensure the project was completed efficiently, effectively, on schedule and on budget. 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THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Page 7 Saugus Faith Notes The latest listing of upcoming events and programs at Saugus places of worship Summer program for kids Cliftondale Congregational Church is excited to offer its free annual summer program for kids in pre-K through the 3rd grade! Vacation Bible School (VBS) will run from August 12-16 and offer faith-filled mornings of Bible stories, singing, snacks, games and crafts every day from 9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. This year’s theme is ROAR! Kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. For more information and to register, please call 781 233 2663 or email Laurie at childrengather@gmail.com. First Congregational Church UCC cookouts The public is invited to August cookouts and vesper services at the First Congregational Church-UCC Saugus on the remaining three Sundays of August. Let’s have dinner together and share in a short evening service. The cookout starts at 5 p.m. and we will end at 6:30 p.m. Come as you are and bring your friends! Keeping town’s ministries in the public eye The Saugus Faith Community maintains a Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/SaugusFaith/. Follow this column and the Facebook Page for details of important upcoming events. “Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus” The Saugus United Parish Food Pantry – in collaboration with the Saugus Faith Community, the Saugus School Superintendent and area businesses and organizations – is running an initiative called Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus that which aims to address food insecurity in the Saugus public school system. Healthy Students – Healthy Saugus launched in October and currently is serving about 50 Saugus children with food bags each Friday. Donations of food and/or checks can be given to any of the Saugus churches listed below, and checks should be made out to “Saugus Clergy Association” with “HS2” in the memo line. A list of foods needed and sizes is below. If you want to buy and donate food, it is suggested you go to BJ’s or Costco, where you can buy most of the menu items in bulk at reasonable prices. (Examples: You can get 18-packs of 7.5 oz. macaroni & cheese and 8-packs of 5 oz. tuna.) Anyone wanting to donate money and/or food or who has questions about the program can call Dennis Gould at cell 617-247-4847 or email him at jdgould1969@aol.com. Here is the Four-Week Menu Cycle – Saturday & Sunday: WEEK 1 Breakfast: 2 granola bars. Snack: 2 bags of graham crackers. Lunch: 1 jar of peanut butter (15 oz.) & 1 jar of jelly or jam (15 oz.), 1 loaf of bread, 2 applesauce cups (4 oz.), 1 can of green beans (15 oz.). WEEK 2 Breakfast: 2 containers of cereal (small packages, can get 30-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of goldfish crackers. Lunch: 2 cans of tuna (5 oz.), 4 mayo packets, 1 loaf of bread, 1 can of peaches (4 oz.), 1 can of corn (15 oz.). WEEK 3 Breakfast: 2 packets of (1.5 oz., can get oatmeal 36-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of animal crackers. Lunch: 2 cans of chicken (5 or 10 oz.), 4 mayo packets, 1 loaf of bread, 1 can of mixed fruit (4 oz.), 1 can of carrots (15 oz.). WEEK 4 Breakfast: 2 containers of cereal (small packages, 30-packs at BJ’s). Snack: 2 bags of pretzels. Lunch: 2 boxes of macaroni & cheese (7.5 oz., can get 18box at BJ’s), 2 boxes of apple juice, 1 can of peas (15 oz.). To make grocery donations, please drop off at any of the following local sites. If you can volunteer to help bag groceries, see the days and times listed. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Prospect St., Saugus; 781233-1242. Bagging groceries: first Thursdays at 7 p.m. Cliftondale Church of the Nazarene, 60 Essex St., Saugus; 781-233-2886. Bagging groceries: second Thursdays at 4 p.m. First Baptist Church of Saugus, 105 Main St., Saugus; 781-231-1690. 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His comment afterward was “If I could teach myself how to play baseball with one arm, I sure as hell could handle a rifle.” He was a very successful minor league outfielder and attained a batting average of .333 and a stolen base record of 63. He was selected as the 1944 Southern Association’s Most Valuable Player. During his minor league career he played for the Trois-Rivières Renards of the Canadian-American League, the Memphis Chickasaws of the Southern Association and the Brooklyn Bushwicks. He changed his last name to Gray during this period as his older brother had done. He signed with the Three Rivers Club of the CanadianAmerican League in 1942. The crowd was one of the largest of the season; everyone wanted to see a one-armed outfielder. In the bottom of the ninth, he came to bat with two outs and the bases loaded. He smacked a line drive into right field, bringing home the tying and winning runs. That season he hit .381 but broke his collarbone and only played in 42 games. He acquired the moniker of “The One-Armed Wonder” in the press, and that led to his signing with the Memphis Chickasaws (Chicks). He batted .333 and had a leagueleading 69 stolen bases He had six successful seasons in the minor leagues before St. Louis brought him up during the war when players were hard to come by. After his one season in the majors, he was back in the minors with Memphis. He played for four more seasons before retiring from playing baseball. At Trois-Rivières at age 27 he In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today played in 42 games. Next year with Memphis he batted .289 with a slugging percentage of .331. He batted .333 in 1944 and wacked 167 hits, 21 doubles, 9 triples and 5 homers. In 1946 he played for the Toledo Mud Hens of the American Association, a Triple-A league, batting .250. In 1947 he was with the Browns. In 1948 he played for the Elmira Pioneers of the Eastern League, batting .290, and in 1949 he was with the Dallas Eagles of the Texas League, batting .214. His professional career spanned 7 years; in his 6 minor league seasons he played 472 games, 1,535 at bats with 473 hits for an average of .308. He smashed 45 doubles, 17 triples and 5 home runs. The ’45 season saw Pete in the majors with a contract of $4,000. St. Louis payed the Chicks $20,000 for the rights. His first major league hit was against the Detroit Tigers on April 17. On May 19 he was very excited to take on the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, something he could only dream about when he played minor league in Brooklyn. In the doubleheader he got 5 hits and 2 RBIs as the Browns swept the Yankees. His relationship with his teammates was not great, and many were disgruntled because they were in the race to repeat as American League champions and they felt Gray slowed down their success. They also felt, and knew, he was really only there for ticket sales and to boost fan attendance. The previous year they had won the pennant but only had about 508,644 fans attending all season. Infielder Don Gutteridge later in 1994 said, “Some of the guys thought Pete was being used to draw fans late in the season when the club was still in the pennant race, and he wasn’t hitting well.” While playing the field, Pete Gray wore a glove without padding. When the ball was hit in his direction he would place the glove directly in front of himself; about shoulder height. When the ball hit the glove he would roll the ball across his chest from left to right. During this motion he learned to rest the glove under his right stump and the ball would roll into his left hand. When ground balls were hit his way, he would let it bounce off his glove at knee height and drop the glove completely to grab the ball while it was still in the air. He was faster in these motions and techniques than some players who had the use of both hands. When backing up another outfielder during a play, he would drop the glove completely and was ready to take the ball with his bare hand. While at bat he used a full weight bat. His position and stance at the plate was just like any other player. He placed his THE OLD SACHEM | SEE PAGE 11

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Page 9 PROTEST | FROM PAGE 1 dent of the Port of Pines Beach Association, stood near the bottom steps of Town Hall, holding a sign declaring “Shut It Down,” which became the battle cry chant of the rally. The protesters – many of them from Lynn, Revere and Saugus who live near the plant – also came to show support for the Saugus Board of Health, which held a show cause hearing asking Wheelabrator to publicly explain recent noise issues at its Saugus plant. “I don’t like the noise that we’ve had to put up with for the past month,” Sawaya said. “And I blame Wheelabrator for that and also for the bilateral breast cancer I’ve had for living near the plant for many years,” she said. Participants in the rally, which was organized by the regional environmental group Alliance for Health and Environment, later joined other citizens who filled two-thirds of the second floor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall for Monday’s hearing. Heavy fines and a shutdown of Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc.’s trash-to-energy incinerator are the worst-case ramifiSIGN OF UNREST: Saugus Town Meeting Member Jean M. Bartolo of Precinct 6 holds a sign describing the state of mind of many town residents whose lives have been affected by recent noise generated at the Wheelabrator plant for more than a month. cations of the recent enforcement action initiated by the town’s Board of Health in the wake of numerous noise complaints that date back to midJune. The noise problems began when Wheelabrator took a steam turbine out of use for repairs. With steam being released into the air, residents of Saugus and Revere neighborhoods began complaining about the noise. A silencer that was used to soften the sound proved ineffective, forcing the company to install an enhanced silencer. At a meeting last month to discuss the complaints, Board of Health members heard testimony from residents and received a legal briefing before voting 4-0 to issue a show cause notice for Wheelabrator officials to appear at Monday’s hearing to explain what happened, why it happened and what they are going to do to keep it from happening again. “People are outraged at the noise issue surrounding Wheelabrator, and people think they should be held accountable,” said Board of Selectmen Chair Debra Panetta as she led off the testimony of a dozen speakers who went to the lectern to testify to the board. Panetta called on Wheelabrator to develop better communication with the town. “It’s a quality of life issue. It’s about the health and safety of our neighbors and family. We just need to know what’s going on in our town,” she told the Board of Health. Town Meeting Member Ann Devlin of Precinct 1, who is also the president of Saugus Action Volunteers for the EnPROTEST | SEE PAGE 10 Lawnmower Tune-Up and Repairs • We repair all makes & models! • Authorized • FREE PICK-UP for all Tune-Ups! all m • We r d K-U makes & mo ma akes & mo D KU for all Tun UP fo 1039 Broadway, Revere • (781) 289-6466 Biker’s Outfitter (781) 289 , ee (8) 89 www.bikersoutfitter.com WE WORK FOR YOU! * Have your car repaired by Real Manufacturer Certiified Technicians * An I-CAR GOLD CLASS SHOP Highest Certificate in the Repair Industry * Premier Insurance Co. Collision Repair Shop for Geico, Liberty Mutual, Metlife, Progressive and more! * Over 30 Years of putting families back on the Road Safe & Fast! * ATLAS Stands Behind All Repairs with a Limited Lifetime Warranty 1605 North Shore Road, Revere * 781-284-1200 Visit us at: www.AtlasAutobody.com or call (781) 284-1200 to schedule your appointment today! Dealer

Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 PROTEST | FROM PAGE 9 vironment (SAVE), called on the board “to do what is right for Saugus and surrounding communities that have been negatively impacted for far too long.” Manoogian offers six recommendations Longtime Wheelabrator critic Peter Manoogian said the latest rift between the town and Wheelabrator over noise warrants several reforms. Manoogian suggested that: 1.) Saugus and Revere need proof that Wheelabrator’s equipment, boilers, steam delivery and control equipment is up to date and in good working order. This place is old. Its layout is old. Adequate proof of equipment viability can only be obtained from experts in steam and steam turbine technology. 2.) Saugus and Revere need to hear from qualified, unbiased experts that Wheelabrator’s sound mitigation equipment and sound-muffling structures are of the most effective design. While Wheelabrator may be concerned about costs we need to be focused on the benefits. 3.) Saugus and Revere must have proof that adequate spare parts are on hand at all times to resolve noise issues from unintended steam releases to avoid special orders from distant vendors. 4.) Wheelabrator will always argue “intent” … that it was not their intent, or that they acted “reasonably” upon learning of the problem. I believe the Board of Health should determine what is reasonable, and in the most recent series of events it would have been reasonable to have the facility shut and the trash diverted. That would have been reasonable. 5.) Saugus and Revere need to have language (and I believe such language may exist in existing permits and waste disposal contracts) that Wheelabrator has a diversion plan for solid waste when the facility stops operation for emergency repairs. We should not have to accept any argument that a trash crisis would exist if this facility does not operate due to maintenance or repairs. Why must neighbors bear the burden of regional trash concerns? 6.) Saugus and Revere need to have sound-monitoring stations or sworn trained individuals who can initiate accepted monitoring protocols whenever sound levels create area disturbance. Both communities employ individuals to measure the temperature of hot water in restaurants to protect the public health. Is it so unreasonable to have a trained individual or individual available to perform this important monitoring? Wheelabrator apologizes Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc.’s Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety, Jim Connolly, addressed the Board of Health and answered questions after board members heard the testimony of a dozen citizens. “Wheelabrator Saugus takes seriously our commitment to being a good neighbor,” Connolly told the board. “When we received complaints about noise associated with recent repairs to the facility, we took immediate steps to resolve the issue. We also communicated regularly with the appropriate town officials in advance of, and throughout the repair process,” Connolly said. “Nonetheless, we understand that the noise inconvenienced some of our neighbors, and we apologize for that inconvenience. We are conducting engineering evaluations to determine additional steps that we can take to minNO DEAF EARS HERE: At Monday’s show cause hearing, Board of Health Chair William Heffernan vowed that he and fellow board members will review all written and verbal testimony before considering what if any enforcement action to take against Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. imize noise during future repairs. We are also open to discussing any suggested changes in the system by which we communicate with town officials.” Toward the conclusion of Monday’s hearing, Board of Health Chair William Heffernan expressed his concerns about improving communications between Wheelabrator and the Board of Health. Heffernan noted that Wheelabrator’s absence from Board of Health meetings over the past year has only worsened communications between Wheelabrator and the board. “I am personally asking Wheelabrator to resume attending these meetings,” Heffernan said. “Me, personally, I think both this board and Wheelabrator needs to come together again – not necessarily to break bread – but we need to talk,” he said. Heffernan thanked Connolly and other Wheelabrator officials for attending the show cause hearing. PROTEST | SEE PAGE 11

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Page 11 PROTEST | FROM PAGE 10 Connolly said Wheelabrator is focused on being “a good neighbor” and wants to improve relations with the board and the town. “If there is a better way to communicate, we’re willing to do that,” Connolly said. Several Board of Health members pressed Connolly to share his plan. Connolly said the company currently doesn’t have a plan, but is willing to discuss developing one. A decision due within a month The board met briefly in Executive Session with Attorney George Hailer, special counsel to the Town of Saugus on Environmental Affairs. Hailer told The Advocate following the Executive Session that the board will review the comments from the hearing and written testimony submitted to the board before making a decision – probably within a month. Whatever the Board of Health decides, the enforcement action will focus on the noise and not on other issues raised during Monday night’s hearing. Saugus Town Meeting Member Stephen M. Horlick of Precinct 8 said after the THE OLD SACHEM | from page 8 hand about six inches up on the handle. In order to bunt, he planted the knob of the bat against his side, and then slid his hand about one-third of the way up the shaft of the bat. He was described by sports writers and players as a pure pull hitter. Gray’s major league career ended that same year when many of baseball’s stars returned from the battlefront and assumed their previous positions on the diamond. He also played in barnstorming Everett’s Unique Steak House We offer an authentic dining experience featuring homemade recipes from Brazil, passed down from generations. The main attraction is the Rodízio which is an all-you-can-eat traditional Brazilian barbecue that you may enjoy as much as you like for one fixed price, served table-side in a skewers of beef, chicken, pork and lamb. Accompanying the barbecued meats is a full-course exceptional salad bar and a delicious Brazilian hot side dishes made from typical Brazilian ingredients updated daily. Beside the Rodízio we also offer an option to pay by weight and delicious homemade desserts. games with exhibition teams up until the early 1950s. A 1986 television show featured Pete’s baseball career, “A Winner Never Quits,” and the publication of Gray’s biography, “One-Armed Wonder: Pete Gray, Wartime Baseball, and the American Dream,” written by William C. Kashatus, was published in 1995 by McFarland & Company. He died on June 30, 2002, at the age of 87. He was buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania. meeting that he believes the Board of Health has an obligation to treat the Wheelabrator plant like any other business in town that was suspected of violating local and state health regulations. “If this were a restaurant and it had a foodborne illness, the Board of Health would not hesitate to close it down immediately,” Horlick told The Saugus Advocate. “And until they were 100 percent sure that all contamination had been eliminated, they would not allow the food establishment to reopen. And they should treat Wheelabrator the same way,” he said. On Sunday, August 24, 2003, Gray was recognized by the Historical and Museum Commission in Pennsylvania when they placed a roadside marker in his hometown. The location of the marker is Front Street, Hanover section, Nanticoke, Luzerne County in the Poconos / Endless Mountains Region. The glove of Pete Gray is in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. I was fortunate to have seen the “One-Armed Wonder” play in Fenway Park in 1945 and glad to be aware of the history it brought. Enjoy Karaoke and Sports in our Lounge Bar Experience the best Brazilian steakhouse in the Boston area! McKinnon’s Mean’s Quality & Savings! McKinnon’s is NOW HIRING a Deli Manager in Danvers! APPLY ONLINE OR IN-STORE Family Pack - Grade ‘A’ CHICKEN TENDERLOINS Save $1.50 lb. Seasoned or Marinated BONELESS PORK ROASTS All Varieties! McKinnon’s Own - All Varieties! MARINATED CHICKEN WINGETTES Save $1 lb. Close-Trimmed BROCCOLI CROWNS Save $1 lb. Cabot MILD CHEDDAR Save $1 lb. FULL LIQUOR BAR Enjoy our selection of drinks and coming to join us our sport bar atmosphere with a large variety drinks and try out traditional Caipirinha. Enjoy the Karaoke night every Tuesday and live music from Thursday to Sunday. 749 Broadway, Everett * (617) 389-8615 Hours: Sun-Thurs 11AM-11PM/Fri-Sat 11AM-12AM/Bar Open until 1AM Call Now for Reservations or UBER EATS Delivery! Hood ICE CREAM Save $1.10 Harvest HONEY TURKEY Save $1.50 lb. Sale Dates: Friday, August 9th to Thursday, August 15th, 2019 Family Pack - Bone In COUNTRY STYLE SPARE RIBS Marinated: $1.99 lb McKinnon’s Best Angus - USDA Choice 5 lb. Bag - 85% Lean FRESH GROUND SIRLOIN WOW! McKinnon’s Best Angus USDA Choice PORTERHOUSE OR T-BONE STEAK

Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 ASKS | FROM PAGE 1 Editor’s Note: For this week’s interview, we sat down with Marcia Benson, a longtime Saugus resident who a few months ago took up the cause to prohibit the retail sale of “puppy mill” animals in Massachusetts. Benson, a Maine native, moved to Saugus 35 years ago. She is a volunteer for Sweet Paws Rescue in Groveland, Mass., and the Melrose Humane Society and has also helped pick up foster dogs for New England Basset Hound Rescue. Benson is the owner of three rescue dogs. Last month she was one of 39 Sweet Paws Rescue volunteers who attended a hearing at the State House in Boston to back legislation (Senate Bill 175 and House Bill 800) to ban the retail sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in pet shops in Massachusetts. Benson is a 1966 graduate of West Paris High School in Maine. She grew up in a town of 1,000 people that was 50 miles north of Portland, Maine, and she was just one of 16 students in her graduating class. She is a 1980 graduate of Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga., where she received a bachelor’s degree in health information management. As a registered health information administrator, she has worked at various rehab facilities, including the old Grover Manor Hospital in Revere and the Greenery, a head injury center in Brighton, Mass. She retired eight years ago and has since stepped up her advocacy of animal rights issues. She advocated for the passage of legislation that ended greyhound racing in 2010. Now she is trying to spread the word about the plight of dogs and cats that are mass-bred in operations known as “puppy mills.” Highlights of this week’s interview follow. Q: You consider yourself a huge animal lover? A: Yes, I do. I have rescued hundreds of cats off the streets in Saugus and Lynn over the past 20 years and have found homes for them. I’ve always been an animal person. But since I’ve retired, I have really focused on it. I guess when I was young, my dad found me a hobby. I grew up on a small farm in West Paris, Maine. My father was a small businessman and he relaxed with the farm. He had 40 head of beef cattle and quarter horses. Q: What brought you to Saugus? A: After college, it was my job. With 1,000 people in my hometown, there are not that many jobs up that way. Q: When did you become aware of the issue of “puppy mills” and how did it become a big issue for you? A: I’ve always been aware of them, but decided to get more involved in the last couple of SPREADING THE WORD: Marcia Benson during a recent interview in a local restaurant. She advocates for a ban on the retail sale of “puppy mill” pets in Massachusetts. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) months with Sweet Paws, actively supporting the legislation. Q: So, what was the pushing point for your active involvement? A: I saw all of these horrendous pictures of “puppy mills” that Sweet Paws had. And they asked all of their members to go to the hearing [last month]. I went to the hearing and heard all of these atrocious stories. Q: Such as? A: There was a lady who told how she adopted a dog from a “puppy mill,” and the dog hung his head down and kept his tail between his legs – and how he was frightened by everyone. The dog never had any love or affection. And there was a veterinarian who testified how people pay thousands of dollars in vet bills because the animals are in such poor health. The reason why this [legislation] was referred to the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Licensure is because it’s ripping off the consumers. The people who buy the dogs love their animals and try to make them better. But “puppy mill” dogs have a lot of health problems. Q: Were there many people from Saugus who attended this legislative hearing on July 22? A: There was one girl. I didn’t get her name. But we went to [State Senator Brendan] Crighton’s office and we spoke to his aide. Q: Did you get to meet State Rep. Donald Wong? A: Yes. I’ve been a big supporter of his since he ran, but it will end if he doesn’t support this bill. Q: What about your meeting with Rep. Wong? A: We talked to him and it seemed like he was just skirting the issue. Q: How so? A: Somebody asked for his position on the bill, and he started talking about German Shepherds he had and how much he loved them, and how hard it was when they passed away. And he talked about how he supports small businesses and how he likes to listen to both sides of an issue. Q: So, you don’t feel like you got his support? A: No. I don’t think he supports the legislation. Q: How long did you spend with him? A: About 10 minutes – he was accosted by all of the Sweet Paws people. So, we want to get the word out there, so we can ask his constituents to support the legislation. Q: Looking at the list of state senators and representatives supporting it, this isn’t a Republican-Democratic issue. There is support from a wide spectrum of people. A: Mostly Democrats. It’s an ethical and humane issue. That’s why I was so surprised that Donald wasn’t in our corner. Q: Are you Republican? A: I’m enrolled as an Independent, but I support Republicans. Q: So, why isn’t there more support for this legislation? A: I think it’s money; I think it’s all about lobbyists and money. But there are a lot of animal lovers out there, and I want to make them aware of what’s going on. Q: At the hearing you attended, were there more people speaking in support of the bill than against it? A: Oh yes. There were representatives from the MSPCA and the Animal Rescue League who spoke in support of it. Q: So, what are your expectations of this legislation? A: We are going to eventually stop the sale of “puppy mill” dogs and cats. We’re going to chip away at it, like we did with ending Greyhound racing. California and Michigan have already passed laws prohibiting the retail sale of “puppy mill” dogs. We’re going to continue to chip away at it until Massachusetts passes a law. Boston, Cambridge and Stoneham have already adopted bans. Q: What would you say to the people of Saugus – why this is important – to stop “puppy mills”? A: It’s important because we have to stop the cruelty of “puppy mills.” It’s abhorrent how these dogs are kept or bred in inhumane conditions. I want the word to get out so that people call up their state representatives and senators. It’s awful what happens to many of these dogs. These dogs often don’t go to a vet. They’re never groomed. And some of them are raised in stacked crates like rabbit hutches; they never go outdoors and the floors of the crates are wired DOGS WORTH SAVING: Marcia Benson, pets her Jack Russell/ Chihuahua mix, Bennie, 10, while her Basset Hound, Roseanna, 10, relaxes at her Saugus home. (Saugus Advocate Photo by Mark E. Vogler) mesh. Q: What you are describing sounds like animal ghettos. A: I don’t know if they are ghettos. They are just places with cruel and inhumane conditions. Most of the dogs people buy on the Internet come from “puppy mills.” No reputable breeder would sell a dog that way. They wouldn’t put the dog in a van or in an 18-wheeler and drive across the United States. That’s just mass production. Q: What was the most compelling argument at the hearing that made a case to ban the retail sale of “puppy mill” dogs? A: There were just so many of these stories of how the dogs were raised in squalor. Q: What would you advise parents who want to buy dogs as pets for their children? A: Go to a breeder where you can see the mother and how the dog is raised. Better yet, adopt a rescue dog or cat. There are some places you can go: There is the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, N.H., or the Methuen MSPCA or the Animal Rescue League in Boston; or you can go on Petfinder. They have thousands of animals available and they are all rescue cats and dogs. There are thousands and thousands of rescue dogs and cats out there that need homes. We should not be mass-producing them. Q: Are you optimistic about the passage of this legislation? A: Yes. We’ve only just begun to get the word out, and now the Sweet Paws army is onto it. Q: Anything else that you can tell me about this legislation and what it’s designed to do? A: It will not prohibit consumers from getting a dog, cat or bunny from a breeder, animal shelter or rescue organization. And it wouldn’t stop a pet shop from teaming up with a shelter or rescue to provide animals in their store. Q: Anything else that you would like to share about this issue? What do you think are the major myths generated by supporters of the “puppy mills”? A: That these pups come from reputable breeders. They do not. It’s really the dogs that get left behind who really need our help. The ones that remain in these terrible breeding conditions. They breed as early as they can and as often as they can until they stop producing. I’ve had several people I know who have bought pets that came from “puppy mills.” I’ve never lectured them about this. But here’s my chance! Q: Do you think most Americans know what a “puppy mill” is or involves? A: No, I don’t think so. I think most people have heard of the term, but don’t know or are unaware of the horrendous conditions that these dogs are raised in. Most people lead such busy lives that they don’t know what’s going on in these “puppy mills.” Q: What are the most common problems that people can expect when they buy a dog that comes from a “puppy mill”? A: Health problems and behavioral issues. Q: And if readers want to find out more about why Massachusetts should ban “puppy mills”? A: They can contact me at marciabenson5@gmail. Or they should check out the Facebook page for the Mass. Coalition To End Puppy Mills.

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Page 13 MassDOT releases study detailing congestion impacts/trends, recommends next steps B OSTON – On Aug. 8 a datadriven report on congestion was released by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) with recommendations for state and municipal government, the private sector and other stakeholders to make commutes by road and transit more reliable, accessible and predictable while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The report quantifies levels of congestion and recent trends for specific locations, analyzes the problem’s causes and recommends solutions ranging from transit improvements to more telecommuting to conducting a feasibility study of congestion pricing using managed lanes. As part of efforts to provide workers with more options for commuting, MassDOT also announced on August 8 that it is accepting applications for a new grant program to support innovative programs – such as first/last mile van connections, partnerships between municipalities or employers with Regional Transit Authorities, and vanpools and carpools – which will help increase shared ridership options. The administration will also create a new grant program for municipalities to offer technical support so that cities and towns can develop their own transportation and management plans. “Traffic and congestion are a nuisance for too many residents, and this report provides our administration with robust data to help us make informed decisions on how to build on our efforts to tackle the Commonwealth’s congestion issues,” said Governor Charlie Baker, who directed MassDOT in August 2018 to begin a comprehensive analysis of when, where and why roadway congestion is worsening in Massachusetts. He continued, “From this report, we have identified several ways to address congestion by expanding capacity on our transit system, adding more housing, and exploring managed lanes to help make people’s commutes be more reliable. We look forward to working with the Legislature, local government and the private sector to develop solutions to reduce the variability in people’s commutes.” “Statewide, all leaders, including those in government and who manage cities and towns, must be part of conversations now with the business community and other groups to assist the administration in developing a coordinated set of policy options to restore reliability to our transportation system,” said Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. “The report’s recommendations can help our administration take important steps to improve the quality of life in the years ahead.” Key recommendations The report’s recommendations listed below address several important policy priorities: reliability, accessibility, sustainability and equity: • Address local and regional bottlenecks where feasible • Actively manage state and local roadway operations • Reinvent bus transit at both the MBTA and Regional Transit Authorities • Increase MBTA capacity and ridership • Work with employers to give commuters more options, including providing grants for employers, Transit Management Associations, Regional Transit Authorities and others to provide innovative workforce transit options to employees • Create infrastructure to support shared travel modes • Increase remote work and telecommuting • Produce more affordable housing, especially near transit • Encourage growth in less congested Gateway Cities • Investigate the feasibility of congestion-pricing mechanisms that make sense for Massachusetts, particularly “managed lanes” “We cannot eliminate congestion entirely, but we can better manage it to make trips more reliable and predictable,” said Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack. “That includes new initiatives as well as a greater emphasis on practices already in use, such as Traffic Management and Systems Operations (TSMO) practices that have been used in Massachusetts for years. Moving forward, managing roadways through a TSMO framework must become as much a part of MassDOT’s DNA as fixing potholes and plowing snow. Advancing, expanding, and institutionalizing these kinds of solutions will help limit the effects of crashes, work zones and weather on already lengthy commutes.” The report takes a broad approach to potential congestion relief solutions, focusing on ways to improve access to jobs for workers within a reasonable amount of time, rather than just on increasing speeds on congested roadways. As the report states, “Traffic congestion effectively shrinks the number of communities with good automobile access to jobs and high housing costs limit who can afford to live in those highaccess communities. For this reason, the quantity and location of housing is a big part of the congestion equation. If the Commonwealth strives to maximize reasonable and convenient access to jobs and other opportunities for its residents, increasing the availability and affordability of housing in highaccess areas is a critical factor to achieve that goal.” The report also evaluates different methods of congestion pricing using Massachusetts traffic data and identified “managed lanes” as an approach for further study: Managed lanes: MassDOT will investigate the feasibility of implementing “managed lanes” on one or more highways in Greater Boston. Managed lanes are a system of parallel lanes on a road, with one or more lanes for drivers that remain free to use while one or more lanes require drivers to pay a fee, which may be constant or vary depending on congestion levels. Managed lanes could also be used by carpools, buses and vans carrying large amounts of people for no cost, allowing more people to travel in a faster lane with less congestion and no congestionrelated fees. Key findings about congestion The report describes the locations, extent and causes of vehicular congestion. The five most severe occurrences of weekday congestion occur on I-93 southbound from Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford to McGrath Highway in Somerville at 7 a.m., on Route 2 eastbound approaching Alewife Station at 8 a.m., on I-93 northbound from the Braintree Split to Neponset Circle at 7 a.m., on Route 2 eastbound approaching Alewife Station at 7 a.m. and on I-93 southbound from Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford to McGrath Highway in Somerville at 8 a.m. Additional data identify several corridors in the state with segments that are congested for more than 10 hours per day. Nine roadway segments each see more than 10 hours per day of congested or highly congested conditions: Route 1A southbound in Revere, American Legion Highway (Route 60) in Revere, O’Brien and McGrath Highways northbound from Leverett Circle to Mystic Valley Parkway, the Fellsway and Main Street southbound from Reading to Medford, the Sagamore Bridge, Fresh Pond Parkway in Cambridge and I-93 (from Boston to New Hampshire, running along the Central Artery portion, the Southeast Expressway segment and a segment that partially carries the I-95/128 designation). One concern is the spread of congestion toward the outer reaches of the Boston metropolitan area from the area inside I-95/128 to the area extending out to I-495, including radial roadways, such as Route 3, Route 24 and the Massachusetts Turnpike. While congestion is not as persistently severe outside of Greater Boston, it is nonetheless a source of frustration for drivers who travel along Route 9, Route 7, I-91, I-290, or some western portions of the Mass Pike during peak commuting periods. Importance of additional local traffic data The report recognizes the limits of data to capture the full effect of congestion on local and other roads. “While anecdotal and experiential information suggests that local roads are also significant sites of congestion, there is simply no authoritative data reported about them,” the study explains. Such local congestion is slowing down MBTA buses, which need to see ridership increase as part of addressing the region’s congestion problems. The study notes that “the MBTA now assumes that its buses will travel at their slowest speeds since data has been available,” an assumed speed of 11.5 miles per hour. To address this problem, the study calls for more partnerships between the MBTA and Regional Transit Authorities and cities and towns to create bus priority infrastructure, such as bus lanes and transit signal priority. Building on work already underway The report explains that MassDOT and the Baker-Polito Administration “have not waited to complete this report in order to begin implementing solutions to address congestion.” The recommendations build on work already underway to address local and regional congestion bottlenecks, to improve public transportation provided by Regional Transit Authorities and to grow transit ridership throughout the Commonwealth. The Baker-Polito Administration’s Housing Choice Initiative is spurring housing production while the Transformative Development Initiative is accelerating economic growth in Gateway Cities. Across agencies, the administration continues to advance transit-oriented development projects across the Commonwealth to encourage people to live closer to transit options. To date, these projects include 1,425 housing units, 481 of which are affordable units, along with over 660,000 feet of commercial space. There are an additional 17 projects in the works that will produce 2,200 housing units, including 650 affordable units, and almost 3 million feet of commercial space. The report also states that the administration looks forward to working with its colleagues in the Legislature to advance three pieces of legislation that address the report’s recommendations: • Housing Choice legislation that would enable cities and towns to adopt certain zoning best practices related to housing development by a simple majority vote, rather than the current two-thirds supermajority. • An Act relative to public safety and transparency by transportation network companies that would allow for additional data to be collected from such companies and provided to municipalities, which will help them make better informed transportation-planning decisions (Bill S.2289). • An Act authorizing and accelerating transportation investment, an $18 billion transportation bond bill (H.4002) filed on July 25 by the Baker-Polito Administration to continue the administration’s efforts to modernize and improve the reliability of the Commonwealth’s transportation system. H.4002 includes $50 million for a new local bottleneck-prevention program to fund proven, relatively low-cost investments to address local congestion hotspots, a tax credit for employers for telecommuting and $50 million for a Transit Infrastructure Partnership Program with grants enabling transit authorities and municipalities to work together to provide bus lanes, transit signal priority and other infrastructure to keep buses moving. The report’s conclusion urges action now by many stakeholders – to “double down on initiatives already underway and investigate solutions not yet tried, including ‘managed lanes’ that may allow Massachusetts to use congestion pricing in a manner that addresses the serious equity issues that can arise when trying to control congestion by making drivers pay more.” As the report notes, “A range of factors created today’s growing congestion problem. Only an equally wide range of actions by public and private players alike can fix it.”

Page 14 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. A “vampire” at Town Hall? Kirstie Pecci of the Conservation Law Foundation provided a moment of levity as she stood at the lectern in the second floor auditorium at Saugus Town Hall on Monday, not seeming too concerned about a bat that was hovering over her head as she gave testimony. “That’s actually a vampire I invited here that, hopefully, will have something to say after I’m done,” Pecci quipped, drawing some laughter from the crowd that had gathered for the Board of Health’s show cause hearing for Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. to explain its noise problems. While a number of people were ducking their heads and trying to get out of the flight path of the bat, Pecci showed no fear – just a sense of humor. “Wheelabrator probably brought this bat to harass me. I’m taking it personal at this point,” she said. Nothing like a little wildlife to spice up an environmental hearing. “A shout-out” for Armstrong - Live Performances | Dozens of Food Vendors Activities for the Entire Family | Beer Garden The Saugus Firefighters Local 1003 recently posted a special recognition on its webpage for Armstrong Ambulance: “After the following recent assault on a Boston EMS provider, Armstrong developed a situational awareness and self-defense course to help our crews and other first responders remain safe as they serve our communities. The course was held Tuesday morning at the Saugus Public Safety Building where Armstrong crew members, Saugus Firefighters Local 1003 and other first responder agencies gathered to share personal experiences and learn best practices to not only keep the public safe but themselves and their partners. “A special thanks to Armstrong’s Training Coordinator Larry LeDoux who instructed the class and to everyone who supported the important training.” Want to “shout out” a fellow Saugonian? This is an opportunity for our paper’s readers to single out – in a brief mention – remarkable acts or achievements by Saugus residents. Just send an email (mvoge@comcast.net) with the mention in the subject line of “An Extra Shout Out.” No more than a paragraph. Anything longer might lend itself to a story and/or photo. Saugus River picnic next Friday The Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site will host a Saugus River Picnic and Children’s Festival next Friday (Aug. 16) from 6 p.m. to dusk. It’s a great opportunity for family and friends to enjoy the final month of summer. So, make the most of it, Saugonians, especially if you have a family. Here are the highlights: • Free fun for the whole family • Bring a picnic supper and blanket or lawn chairs • Live acoustic music by “Dick Lynch” • Complimentary drinks and dessert • Games, environmental activities, crafts... • Much more! Directions: From Route 1 take the Walnut Street exit toward Saugus/Lynn. Take a right at the first light onto Central Street. Follow signs to the Saugus Iron Works (244 Central St. in Saugus). For more information, call 781-233-5046. Interested in serving your town? The Saugus Town Manager is accepting resumes/applications Kaylee Federman Marcela Cruz Niu Raza Trung Quân (Vietnamese Idol) Also Performing:Lack Kay and The Righteous Liars; BảoCường; Minh Hằng; Lê Vũ; Duy Ái; Kim Ngân; Hoàng Vân; Ái My; Amy, Anna, Alana; Ngọc Diễm; Hoàng Thông; Phương Vi; Annabella; Remy; An Vy; Kim Loan; Đức Hiền; Thúy Điệp; Ngọc Minh; V-Pop Band; Brothers Band;Hồng Thi; Thuý Hằng; Kathy; Thủy Tiên; Thanh Tâm; Sao Mai; Kyle Đoàn; Hữu Thanh Vietnamese Kids Pageant Coordinator: Anh Le: (857)869-2525 240 North St Randolph MA SOUTH PARK www.MidAutumnLanternFestival.com FRI AUG 16 4 PM-10 PM SAT AUG 17 12 PM-10 PM SUN AUG 18 12 PM-9:30 PM Phone: 617-297-7392 BUY TICKETS NOW: $5.00 on our website/event page $7.00 at the door Sam Woolf Khang Le (Fashion Designer) (Top 5 American Idol) Đặng Trường Phát (Includes free raffle entry. Refer to website for details) from Saugus residents for several volunteer positions on the following Boards or Commissions: Board of Health: They are responsible for protecting and serving the citizens in health areas, such as food sanitation, restaurants, markets and compliance with the state sanitary and other health codes as well as emergency preparedness. Medical degree or physicians preferred. Commission on Disabilities: The responsibilities of these positions are to answer questions and provide referral guidance regarding disability related issues in accordance with the Mass. General Laws. Historical Commission: The Commission’s responsibility is to Vendor & Sponsor Coordinator Khang Nguyen: 781-707-6397 Lynn Nguyen: 617-461-6351 Volunteer Coordinator Nghi Van: 857-241-0264 preserve and register all historical sites in the Town of Saugus. Youth and Recreation: The Commission was established for the purpose of carrying out programs including but not limited to, those designed to meet the opportunities, challenges and problems of the youths of the Town. If you are interested in volunteering and are a resident of the Town of Saugus please send in a letter of interest and resume Everett Aluminum 10 Everett Ave., Everett 617-389-3839 Owned & operated by the Conti family since 1958 • 57 Years! “Same name, phone number & address for family since 1958 • 61 over half a century. We must be doing something right!” •Vinyl Siding •Free Estimates •Carpentry Work •Fully Licensed •Decks •Roofing • Fully Insured • Replacement Windows www.everettaluminum.com Now’s the time to schedule those home improvement projects you’ve been dreaming about all winter! by today (Friday, August 9) to: Saugus Town Manager, 298 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906. You may also email your letter of interest and/or resume to Christine Moreschi at cmoreschi@saugus-ma.gov. Want a seat on FinCom? This just in from Town Moderator Steve Doherty. The Town Moderator is seeking volunteers who are interested in serving on the Town’s Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for making recommendations on all warrant items involving the expenditure of Town funds to the members of Town Meeting. Interested citizens should submit a brief statement of interest and qualifications to Moderator Steve Doherty either by email to precinct4steve@gmail.com or by mail to Saugus Town Clerk’s Office – ATTN.: Town Moderator, 298 Central St., Ste 7, Saugus, MA 01906. Submissions should be received by August 19 for consideration for the coming term. Saugus High Class of ’69 reunion The Saugus High School Class of 1969 is planning for its 50th class reunion. The reunion will be held on Sept. 20 at 6:30 at Kowloon. Cost: $50 per person; checks payable to Marie Adams (memo line: “SHS REUNION”) can be mailed to Marie Adams, 9 Profile Dr., Merrimack, NH 03054. The alumni newsletter will have this info in it also. The following day is open house at SHS for walk through and events prior to its demolition to make way for new Athletic fields, etc. For classmates coming from out of state or who would just like a hotel within walking distance from the event, call Red Roof Inn at +1 (781) 941-1400 SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 15 Summer is Here!

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Page 15 SOUNDS | from page 14 and book ASAP. For more details, check with Dennis Gould at (617) 267-4847. Nomination Papers information For Saugus residents who are considering a run at public office in the town elections, nomination papers are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall. Word has it that there could be a few openings up for grabs on both the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen. Several of the incumbents on these two local elected bodies may not be running for reelection in the November town elections, according to several reports. If you have ever considered helping out your community in an elected or appointed role, go get it! Here are some important dates: Sept. 10 at 5 p.m.: the last day for incumbent Town Meeting members wishing to become a candidate for reelection to submit written notice to the town clerk. Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.: last day to obtain nomination papers. Sept. 17 at 5 p.m.: last day for candidates to submit nomination papers. Fifty certified signatures of registered voters are required for the Board of Selectmen, School Committee and the Housing Authority. Ten certified signatures of registered voters are required for Town Meeting members. These signatures must be of registered voters in the candidate’s precinct. Saugus over coffee, anyone? Back during several stints covering politics in Lawrence, I would organize neighborhood groups into several coffee klatches where the residents would talk about major issues in their respective parts of the city. These were very popular sessions, as they would empower city voters to discuss issues on their mind and their wish lists of projects they liked to see discussed on the campaign trail. These were so successful the citizens essentially set voter agendas for City Council, School Committee and sometimes mayoral races. Do you as a Saugus resident have issues that you would like to see public officials tackle in your neighborhood in town? Would you feel comfortable sitting down with a reporter over coffee focusing on what you would like to see done town-wide or in a specific neighborhood? Get some of your friends together, and let’s have some coffee as you articulate what you think should be an issue tackled by town or school officials. A call for Rumney Marsh art If you want to learn a little more about the Rumney Marsh and be creative, check this one out. Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) is pleased to announce a call for art for its second annual Rumney Marsh art exhibition, to be held at the Marleah Elizabeth Graves (MEG) Center at 54-58 Essex St. in Saugus, Mass., on September 20 and September 21. Titled Rumney Marsh Through the Seasons, the exhibit will feature art in any medium inspired by the beauty and fragility of the Rumney Marsh Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). DATES: ACEC: Rumney Marsh will run from September 20 through September 21, with gallery hours from 6:30–8:30 each evening. The opening reception on September 20 will include a presentation on the plants of Rumney Marsh by Laura D. Eisener and voting for award winners by attendees. The closing reception on September 21 will include the announcement of winners and presentation of prizes and, at 8:30, the pickup of all artwork. Prizes will include gift cards awarded by SAVE to first- and second-place winners in both the adult and high school divisions, as well as art materials awards provided by our local Artist & Craftsman Supply awarded to third-place winners in both divisions. SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS: Rumney Marsh must be the focus of the art. Each artist must be at least of high school age and may show only one piece of art. Any three-dimensional works must be self-supporting and no larger than 1.5ʹ x 1.5ʹ x 1.5ʹ. Works on stretched canvas will be accepted with eye hooks and wire and need not be framed but must be no larger than 30” x 30”. All other works must be framed and ready to hang (with eye hooks and wire) and no larger than 30” x 30” framed. There are no entry fees and you do not need to be a resident of Saugus. Art drop off will be on Thursday, September 19 from 5:30-8:30. Pickup will be on Saturday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m., at the end of the reception. At the time of drop off, each participating artist must fill out an information form (with artist name, price, title of the piece, medium and contact information). In addition artists must sign a release form acknowledging that while every effort will be made to protect artworks there will be no insurance coverage in event of damage or theft and that neither SAVE nor MEG will be held liable for any damages or theft. Saugus SAVE board members and their family members may exhibit but will be ineligible for any prizes. Finally, any sales must be handled by individual artists after the close of the exhibit. Please join us in celebrating our precious estuarine and salt marsh ecosystem Rumney Marsh! We look forward to seeing your art and to meeting all nature and art lovers at the exhibit and reception. For questions, please contact Kelly Slater at 781-231-6864. Thank you to our community partners, the MEG Center and our local Artist & Craftsman Supply. Saugus Iron Works open for 2019 season The Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site is open. The Visitor Center, Museum and restrooms have open hours Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours, programs, special events and Junior Ranger Programs will be available throughout the season until Oct. 31. “Due to impacts from the federal government shutdown resulting in hiring delays, we will be open Wednesday-Sunday instead of the usual seven-day operation,” Chief of Visitor Experience and Community Engagement Susan Russo said. “The grounds, however, are typically open to visitors seven days a week to birdwatch, picnic and enjoy the great outdoors! Remember to Carry In, Carry Out.” Visit Saugus Iron Works and “Broadhearth,” the Eastern National Park Store at 244 Central Street in Saugus, Mass., or call 781233-0050. For the most up-to-date information, visit the website https://www.nps.gov/sair or “like” the Iron Works on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SaugusIronNPS. Of veterans’ concerns The Saugus Veterans Council says you should mark your calendar for MIA/POW Day, which will be observed on Friday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in Veterans Park at the intersection of Winter and Central Streets. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the library. All are welcome to attend this annual ceremony honoring our POW/MIA. CHaRM Recycling Drop-Off site open tomorrow The Town of Saugus announces that the community’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) is open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 pm. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. TheSOUNDS | SEE PAGE 16 - Live Performances | Dozens of Food Vendors Activities for the Entire Family | Beer Garden Vietnamese Kids Pageant Coordinator: Anh Le: (857)869-2525 SOUTH PARK 240 North St Randolph MA FRI AUG 16 4 PM-10 PM SAT AUG 17 12 PM-10 PM SUN AUG 18 12 PM-9:30 PM www.MidAutumnLanternFestival.com Phone: 617-297-7392 BUY TICKETS NOW: $5.00 on our website/event page $7.00 at the door (Includes free raffle entry. Refer to website for details) Vendor & Sponsor Coordinator Khang Nguyen: 781-707-6397 Lynn Nguyen: 617-461-6351 Volunteer Coordinator Nghi Van: 857-241-0264

Page 16 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 SOUNDS | from page 15 re is no preregistration or fee required to enter the site; however, proof of residency is required. At the CHaRM center, the Town will accept the same recycling items that can be placed outside for curbside collection each week, such as paper, cardboard, bottles, cans and glass containers. Additional acceptable items include TVs and computers (up to three per year per address); bulky rigid plastic items, such as toys, laundry baskets, trash barrels and 5-gallon pails; car tires up to 22” (for a fee of $3); books; and textiles, such as clothing, bedding, pocketbooks, belts and shoes. Plastic bags are not permitted. Residents are kindly asked to empty recyclables out of any plastic bags, and remove the bags from the site. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-231-4036 with questions or for more information. Town compost site open tomorrow The Town of Saugus announces that the community’s compost site is open to residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is located behind the Department of Public Works at 515 Main St. Stickers are required to gain seasonal access to the site; entry to the compost site without a sticker will not be allowed. Stickers may be purchased for $25 at the Department of Public Works and at the Inspectional Services Department, which is located on the lower level of Town Hall (298 Central St.). Stickers may also be purchased at the compost site, by check only. Compost site stickers must be permanently placed on the lower left corner of residents’ automobile windshields. Vehicles registered out of state are not permitted. Yard waste must be disposed of in brown compost bags or open containers. The Town will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. As in years past, no branches or limbs larger than three inches in diameter are permitted. Residents may call Lorna Cerbone at the Solid Waste and Recycling Department at 781-2314036 with questions or for more information. Upcoming selectmen’s meetings Here are some dates passed on by Wendy Reed, Clerk of the Saugus Board of Selectmen, for meetings throughout the fall. The Selectmen have extended their meeting schedule through September: Aug. 14, Sept. 4 and Sept. 18. For those who have business before the board or who are interested in attending any of these sessions, the board meets at 7 p.m. in the second floor auditorium at Town Hall (298 Central St.). Main attractions at the Saugus Public Library There’s always something interesting or entertaining going on SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 17 1. What kind of dog has Irish, Scottish and Welsh varieties? 2. On Aug. 9, 2001, what TV character portrayed by Jim Nabors became an honorary U.S. Marine? 3. What acronym is the forefather of the Internet? 4. On Aug. 10, 1909, what manufacturer of the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar was born? 5. What light meringue is named after a Russian ballerina? Congrats Kathy! After 39 years at Everett Bank, our Senior Vice President Kathleen Rush is retiring. Kathy started as a Customer Sales Representative and worked her way up to the top, embodying the values of the bank every step of the way. Don’t worry, she’ll still be serving as the Clerk of the Corporation so you’ll see her around. Nonetheless, we wish her the best of luck in this next chapter of her life! 6. Who created Mama, Papa, Brother, Sister and Honey Bear? 7. On Aug. 11, 1903, the first U.S. patent for what instant beverage was issued to Japanese American Satori Kato? 8. In bicycling what does BMX stand for? 9. What are the modern names of Bombay and Calcutta, India? 10. On Aug. 12, 1851, Isaac Singer received a sewing machine patent; in what N.E. city was his first factory? 11. In August 1985 what famous flapper actress with a bob hairstyle died? 12. Which U.S. state has the longest shoreline? 13. On Aug. 13, 1961, what European wall was started? 14. Who was known as the Queen of Disco? 15. 19th-century international “Ice King” Frederic Tudor harvested ice from a pond on his farm in what Bay State town? (Hint: starts with S.) 16. What evangelist said, “The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course”? 17. On Aug. 14, 1883, award-winning BlackAmerican embryologist Ernest Just was born, a Marine Biological Laboratory on what N.E. coast? 18. How many players are needed for a game of bocce? 19. In August 1787, what captain was appointed to the HMS Bounty? 20. On Aug. 15, 1969, what performer opened the Woodstock festival? (Hint: initials RH.) Answers below, please no cheating! FROM PAGE 16 Right by you. 418 BROADWAY, EVERET T, MA 02149 61 7-38 7 - 1 1 10 7 7 1 SALEM ST, LYNNFIELD, MA 01940 7 8 1 - 7 7 6 - 4444 Member FDIC Member SIF 1. Terrier 2. Gomer Pyle 3. ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) 4. Leo Fender 5. Pavlova (Anna) 6. Stan and Jan Berenstain 7. Coffee 8. Bicycle motocross 9. Mumbai and Kolkata 10. Boston 11. Louise Brooks 12. Alaska 13. The Berlin Wall 14. Donna Summer 15. Saugus 16. Billy Graham 17. Woods Hole, Cape Cod 18. At least two 19. William Bligh 20. Richie Havens

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Page 17 SOUNDS | from page 16 at the Saugus Public Library – for people of all ages – from young children to senior citizens. Here are a few events to check out: Nature and gardening: every other Tuesday in August – Aug. 13 and 27 at 3:30 p.m. – planting and tasting! Art and Nature: every other Tuesday in August – Aug. 20 at 3:30 p.m. – create beautiful artwork using a variety of materials found in nature. Participate in the Saugus Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program and win a prize! Everyone who submits a book form will have their name entered into a drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite! For each book you read this summer, fill out a book form and drop it in the box at Reference, New Books or Large Print. The form is also available on the library’s website. Summer Reading at the library ends on Monday, August 19. (Saugus Public Library: 295 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906; 781-231-4168; sauguspubliclibrary.org.) End of Summer Reading Party: Thursday, Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m., with Mike the Bubble Man, face painting, treating and outdoor fun. Adult Coloring Group: Come relax with our continuing adult coloring event on Aug. 14 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Brooks Room, second floor of the Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St. Space is limited – please call to register at 781-231-4168. It’s a great opportunity to take time to unwind, be creative and have fun. We have pencils and coloring pages ready and waiting. No experience is necessary. Friendship Storytime on Fridays: This special program for children, which begins at 9:30 a.m., is sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement. It can help parents nurture their child’s social and early literacy skills with structured storytime. Let’s Get Ready For Kindergarten Playgroup! This program, which is sponsored by the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement, has summer hours on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. It’s recommended for children ages three through five. The library’s summer reading program is underway. The Children’s Library Director Amy Melton that she has some fresh tiAward-Winning Landscaping Servicing the North Shore for over 38 Years tles that kids are enjoying. “It’s been going on since June 10, but it’s not too late to sign up,” Amy said. “Saugus Public Schools are getting students to read about the American Revolution and Massachusetts history,” she said. Speaking of reading, the New England Patriots’ star receiver Julian Edelman, who received the Most Valuable Player Award in this year’s Super Bowl victory, is trying to make some friends at the library. He does children’s books and he has donated five copies to the library. “Buy A Brick” “The Saugus War Monument Committee once again, is sponsoring the ‘BUY A BRICK’ Program to honor all those who have served their country. If you would like to purchase one in the name of someone who is presently serving or has served, in the memory of a loved one, or just from your family, school, etc., the general pricing is $100 for a 4” X 8” brick (3 lines), $200 for 8” X 8” brick (5 lines), and $500 (5 lines) for a corporate brick. Each line is a maximum of 15 characters. “The improvement and upkeep of the monument on the corner of Winter and Central Streets rely on the generosity of donors through fundraising. “The brick application must be in by September 30th to ensure the bricks will be ready for Veteran’s Day. Please contact Corinne Riley at 781-231-7995, for more information and applications.” Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been more than three years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@ comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee. NOW BOOKING NEW CUSTOMERS! DON’T WAIT! Call 781-321-2074 Pavers * Walkways * Patios * Driveways * Pool Decks Planting * Perennials * Shrubs * Trees New Lawns * Sod * Hydroseed Flowers/Annuals/Mums * Conventional Seeding * Synthetic Complete Maintenance * Cleanups (Spring & Fall) * Lawn Cutting, Edging & Weeding * Lawn Fertilizer Programs * Trim & Prune Shrubs * Mulching, Thatching Interlock Block * Fire Pits * Sitting Walls * Pillers Landscape Lighting * Design * Install * Repair * Night Illumination

Page 18 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Beacon Hill Roll Call By Bob Katzen THE HOUSE AND SENATE. Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives from the week of July 29-August 2. There were no important roll calls in the Senate last week. SUBSCRIBE TO MASSTERLIST – IT’S FREE! Join more than 17,000 other people from movers and shakers to political junkies and interested citizens who start their morning with a copy of MASSterList! MASSterList is a daily ensemble of news and commentary about the Legislature, Politics, Media and Judiciary of Massachusetts drawn from major news organizations as well as specialized publications selected by widely acclaimed and highly experienced editor Jay Fitzgerald. Jay introduces each article in his own clever and never-boring, inimitable way. Go to: www.massterlist.com/ subscribe and type in your email address and in 15 seconds you will be signed up for a free subscription. With no strings attached. NO VETOES OF FUNDING IN $43.3 BILLION STATE BUDGET – In an unusual move, Gov. Charlie Baker signed the fiscal 2020 state budget into law without vetoing any of the $43.3 billion in spending approved by the House and Senate. Beacon Hill Roll Call talked to several Statehouse veterans and not one could remember any other time in the last four decades that the governor did not veto funding in the budget. Just last year, Baker vetoed $48.9 million from a $41.7 billion budget. “The lieutenant governor and I and the secretary [of Administration and Finance] and a lot of our team spent a lot of time talking about the line item stuff, and basically came to the conclusion that this budget is balanced,” said Baker at the signing ceremony last week. “We’re obviously going to pay a lot of attention to what happens to revenues in the first two quarters of the year, because we did have a lot of volatility in the revenue base for 2019. So we’re going to work pretty hard to pay attention not just Revere Housing Authority Job Posting Public Housing Manager Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to: • Collects and reviews all continued occupancy forms to ensure that they are filled out completely and with accuracy. • Processing annual and interim recertifications for State and Federal units. • Address tenant issues that arise during annual recertification appointments. • Visits elderly/young disabled sites to meet with residents for recertification appointments • Maintains tenant files. • Conduct private conferences with residents who are not in compliance with their lease, as requested by the Director of Housing Management. • Follow up on apartment inspections when concerns of house keeping issues arise; make referrals to the Mixed Population Coordinator when necessary. • Attends court hearings from time to time. • Other duties as assigned Knowledge and Skills Strong verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office and industry standard programs; knowledge of EIV systems, Wage Match System; knowledge of leased housing policies, protocols, and regulations, as well as HUD/ DHCD housing program regulations and eligibility requirements preferred; Ability to multi-task, anticipate and identify problems, and devise creative and effective solutions. Education and Experience: Ideal candidate will have 2-4 years’ experience in the public housing or property management field with knowledge of federal/state public housing, landlord/tenant law and property management practices. Post-secondary education or certification(s) in a related field/area is desirable. Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License and access to reliable transportation is required. Accepting resumes until this position filled. Salary: $43,000-$47,00 depending on experience. Please submit Resume and Cover Letter of Interest to Patricia Duffy, Interim Executive Director, Revere Housing Authority, 70 Cooledge Street Revere, MA 02151 The RHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer. Friday, August 9, 2019 ALLOW UNIONS TO CHARGE NON-UNION MEMBERS FOR SOME COSTS (H 3854) House 156-1 approved (Senate approved on a voice vote without a roll call) and sent to Gov. Baker a bill that would to the revenue side but also the spending side going forward.” “Only a besieged governor embroiled in so many distractions, could not find a single cent of wasteful spending that needed his veto in a bloated $43.3 billion budget, an increase of almost $2 billion over last year’s spending,” said Chip Ford, executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation. “With a fiscal year 2019 ‘revenue surplus’ (over-taxation) bonanza of $2 billion to squander, Charlie Baker, who needs to be loved at any cost, had to keep all his friends in the Legislature happy with him — fat, happy, and satiated.” Baker did veto six items in the budget, including a section that included the state’s meals tax among the items exempt from the state’s 6.25 sales tax during the sales tax holiday weekend set for Aug. 17 and 18. On those two days, consumers can buy most products that cost under $2,500 without paying the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax. The Revenue Department ruled a few weeks ago that for the first time, meals would be exempt from the sales tax that weekend. The department also ruled that alcohol would not be exempt. This created a problem for restaurants because restaurants don’t separate food and alcohol when diners are given their tab. The establishment taxes both and does not have a system to separate the two. There was agreement among the governor, the legislative leadership and the Massachusetts Restaurant Association that the best solution was to follow what was done at all other sales tax holidays and not exempt meals from the sales tax. “Something needed to be done,” said Bob Luz, the CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. “We thank Gov. Baker and the Legislature for coming to a resolution. “Many restaurant systems are not equipped to handle both taxable and non-taxable items on the same transaction and there was much confusion in the function business,” continued Luz. “Restaurant owners would have had to produce two separate checks to customers, one with non-taxed food items and the other will taxable alcohol purchases, creating confusion for owners, employees and the general public. The burden far outweighed any potential benefits.” allow unions to charge nonmembers for the cost of some services and representation. The bill was filed as a response to a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees case that public employees cannot be forced to pay fees or dues to a union to which he or she does not belong. Freedom of speech advocates hailed the decision while labor advocates said it was an unjust attack on union. After the House and Senate approved the bill in early July and sent it to Gov. Baker, the governor proposed several amendments that he said would protect the privacy rights of public employees and correct statutory inconsistencies. Both branches rejected the amendments. “Today the Massachusetts House of Representatives stood up for workers,” said Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman when the House first approved the bill. “They stood up for workers and against the right-wing special interests that forced their anti-union views across the country through the misguided and political Janus Supreme Court ruling.” “Unfortunately, what we saw during the Janus ‘fix’ debate was just another instance of House and Senate leadership not playing well with others,” said Paul Craney, spokesman for the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance. “Rather than considering the governor’s suggestions, lawmakers rammed through rejections of the proposals on an almost party line. If signed into law, state workers’ privacy will be violated by union bosses who can access their personal contact information without their consent.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes IMPROVE CHILDREN’S HEALTH (H 4012) House 152-0, approved and sent to the Senate a bill designed to make it easier for children and their families to navigate the state’s complicated and often difficult to understand health-care system. A key provision requires health insurance companies to perform monthly updates of their provider databases that tell patients which doctors and other medical resources are available to them. Patients complain that many physicians are listed as local and taking new patients despite having retired, moved or stopped accepting new patients. The measure ensures that foster children are able to remain covered by MassHealth until they turn 26, the same option that children covered by their parents’ private insurance currently have. It also creates a Health Policy Commission analysis of children under age 21 with medical complexities, their insurance and availability of care. “I am proud of the House’s leadership and steadfast commitment to caring for our most vulnerable children,” said Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Claire Cronin (D-Easton). “This bill will assess the healthcare and wellness needs of children in the commonwealth and expand access to services for these children and their families. This is a step forward to ensuring that all of our children have equal access to quality healthcare.” “Nothing is more heartbreaking than talking to a constituent whose child is in crisis, but they’re having difficulty finding healthcare services in the complex system of providers, insurers and resources,” said Health Care Financing Chair, Rep. Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg). “By identifying and addressing these difficulties in this legislation, we are working to ensure that every child in the commonwealth will be able to access high-quality services quickly and efficiently.” “This bill makes important reforms to increase access to healthcare, supports further study of issues critical to children’s behavioral health and takes an important look at improving the state’s foster care system,” said Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge). “It will strengthen and expand access to care for children both by collecting data, as well as assessing current methods in the pursuit of providing the kind of behavioral health care children need.” (A “Yes” vote is for the bill.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong Yes MEET BEYOND 9 P.M. House 125-31, approved a motion to allow the House session to continue beyond 9 p.m. Under House rules, the House cannot meet after 9 p.m. unless the rule is suspended. Supporters of rule suspension said that the House has business to finish and should stay in session to work on it. Opponents of rule suspension said it is irresponsible for the House to debate and vote late at night when taxpayers are asleep. (A “Yes” vote is for meeting beyond 9 p.m. A “No” vote is against it.) Rep. RoseLee Vincent Yes Rep. Donald Wong No HOW LONG WAS LAST WEEK’S SESSION? Beacon Hill BEACON | SEE PAGE 20

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Page 19 S by Jim Miller How Medicare Covers Ambulance Services Dear Savvy Senior, How does Medicare cover ambulance services? About three months ago, I took an ambulance to the hospital emergency room because I rarely drive anymore, and I just received a $1,100 bill from the ambulance company. Surprised Senior Dear Surprised, This is a Medicare issue that confuses many seniors. Yes, Medicare does covers emergency ambulance services and, in limited cases, non-emergency ambulance services too, but only when they’re deemed medically necessary and reasonable. So, what does that means? First, it means that your medical condition must be serious enough that you need an ambulance to transport you safely to a hospital or other facility where you receive care that Medicare covers. If a car or taxi could transport you without endangering your health, Medicare won’t pay. For example, Medicare probably won’t pay for an ambulance to take someone with a simple arm fracture to a hospital. But if he or she goes into shock, or is prone to internal bleeding, ambulance transport may be medically necessary to ensure the patient’s safety on the way. The details make a difference. Second, the ambulance must take you to the nearest appropriate facility, meaning the closest hospital, critical access hospital, skilled nursing facility or dialysis facility generally equipped to provide the services your illness or injury requires. It also means that the facility must have a physician or physician specialist available to treat your condition. Thus, Medicare may pay for an ambulance to take you to a more distant hospital if, for example, you are seriously burned, and the nearest hospital doesn’t have burn unit. Similarly, if you live in a rural area where the nearest hospital equipped to treat you is a two-hour drive away, Medicare will pay. But if you want an ambulance to take you to a more distant hospital because the doctor you prefer has staff privileges there, expect to pay a greater share of the bill. Medicare will cover the cost of ambulance transport to the nearest appropriate facility and no more. Non-Emergency Situations In limited cases, Medicare will also cover non-emergency ambulance services if such transportation is needed to treat or diagnose your health condition and the use of any other transportation method could endanger your health. Not having another means of transportation is not sufficient for Medicare to pay for services. Some examples here are if you need transportation to get dialysis or if you are staying in a skilled nursing facility and require medical care. In these cases, a doctor’s order may be required to prove that use of an ambulance is medically necessary. Ambulance Costs The cost for ambulance services can vary from several hundred to several thousand dollars depending on where you live and how far you’re transported. Under original Medicare, Part B pays 80 percent of the Medicare-approved amounts for ambulance rides. You, or your Medicare supplemental policy (if you have one), will need to pay the remaining 20 percent. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, it must cover the same services as original Medicare, and may offer some additional transportation services. You’ll need to check with your plan for details. How to Appeal If an ambulance company bills you for services after Medicare denies payment, but you think the ride was medically necessary, you can appeal (see Medicare.gov/claims-appeals). Often, a lack of information about a person’s condition or need for services leads to denials. If you need some help contact your State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which has counselors that can help you file an appeal for free. To locate your local SHIP, visit ShiptaCenter. org or call 877-839-2675. For more information on this topic, call Medicare at 800-6334227 and ask them to mail you a copy of the “Medicare Coverage of Ambulance Services” booklet, or you can see it online at Medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/11021-Medicare-Coverage-of-AmbulanceServices.pdf. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. Obituaries Lori Jean (Nelson) Harring A ge 58, died suddenly a t home on Monday, July 29, 2019. Lori was born on August 14, 1960 in Saugus to Arnold Harvey Nelson and Eleanor (Wheeler) Nelson. Lori was a graduate of Saugus High School, Class of 1978. During her youth, she was a proud member of the Saugus Socialites and performed competitively, and in parades as a drummer for many years. She worked for the past 14 years at Peter Condakes Company, Inc. in Chelsea. Lori was a lifelong resident of Saugus where she met and married her adoring husband, Michael Harring, on May 14, 1983. The couple has spent over 40 years together. They resided in Saugus where they raised their children and were surrounded by close family. Lori truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; like spending time with her family and friends, gardening in her beautiful yard, making exquisite crafts, caring for her pets, cooking for a only a few or for her large extended family on holidays. Lori had a way to make even strangers feel welcome in her home. Lori loved to vacation in the mountains by a lake, and sitting by a campfire. She also loved to travel to places like Hawaii, Florida or on a Caribbean cruise. Lori was adored by all who knew her. Lori is survived by her devoted husband Mike; their children, Jessica and Jason Harring, her brother, Stephen Nelson and his wife Wendy; her loving sister and best friend, Marjorie Nelson; her niece Nicole (Nelson) Taylor, her husband Matthew, her nephews, Adam Nelson, Eric Nelson, his wife Chelsea (Emmons), Brian Nelson, Drew Nelson, her great nephew Nolan Taylor and greatniece Kennedi Nelson. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and very special cousins. In lieu of flowers, friends and family may make a contribution to the American Heart Association. https://www.heart.org/en/ get-involved/ways-to-give. Joan E. (Esposito) Nicholson O f Na - ples, FL., f or mer ly of Saugus, age 81, died on Monday, July 29 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was the wife of the late George W. Nicholson. Born in Winthrop and raised in Saugus, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Adeline (D’Arcangelo) Esposito. A graduate of Saugus High School in 1955 she and her husband owned and operated Sanborn News & Convenience Store. They retired to Grantham, NH and then to Naples, FL where she enjoyed the beach, bocce, the pool, the sun and “Happy Hours” with friends and neighbors. Mrs. Nicholson leaves one son, Timothy Nicholson and his wife Kathy of Saugus; two daughters, Linda Nicholson and her fiancé Dick Stewart of Saugus, and Laura & Doug Nicholson of New Hampshire; and four grandchildren; Julie & her husband Kevin Moccia, Timothy, Bryant and Shelby. She is predeceased by her brother, Nicholas Esposito, and her sister, Geraldine Esposito. Barbara Ann (DiMichele) Lonergan A ge 67, died Sunday, July 28 surrounded by her family at home in Saugus. She was the wife of Dennis Lonergan, with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Born in the North End of Boston, she was the daughter of the late Mary “Mickie” Sheehan and the late Matthew Sheehan. She attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she briefly met Julius Irving and declared him to be “very nice.” She handled financials for Meehan O & Nolan Associates for more than 20 years before retiring in 2018. Barbara was a spectacular cook, an accomplished outdoorswoman, and a fantastic dancer. With her husband, she travelled to 47 countries on five continents and made friends in every one of them. Barbara is survived by daughter Jonelle Lonergan & her husband Jared Ahern, of Stoneham. She was “Nonni” to a beloved granddaughter, Eleanor. She also leaves behind a sister, Tracy Moloney & her husband Michael, of Reading; a brother, Timothy Sheehan & his wife Janine, of Charlestown; niece Emma Moloney; and nephew Matthew Sheehan. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation at www.wish.org, or at 1 Bulfinch Place, Boston, MA 02114. Maria Bakopolus f Saugus, unexpectedly, July 30. Daughter of the late John & Hope (Nickole) Bakopolus. Dear sister of Anthony Bakopolus & his wife Kimberly of Saugus, Arthur Bakopolus & his wife Maria of Methuen & Heidi Pappas & her husband Peter of Saugus. Also survived by 6 nieces & nephews, Nicholas, Christopher, John, Adam, Gregory, Laura. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Friends of the Saugus Library, 295 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906. In Loving Memory of Paul R. Conti December 19, 1956 — August 9, 2016 The blow was great, the shock severe, We little thought the end was near. And only those who have lost can tell The pain of parting without farewell. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone. A part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Nothing can ever take away, The love a heart holds dear. Fond memories linger every day, Rememberance keeps him Near. Always in our hearts, Love, your parents Bob and Lillian, Mary Lynn Sully, Peter, Steve, & John

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Page 22 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 IS YOUR HOME NEXT? The Saugus Real Estate Listings are brought to you by: 53 Jackson Street Saugus, MA 01906 781-813-3325 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Copyrighted material previously published in Banker & Tradesman/The Commercial Record, a weekly trade newspaper. It is reprinted with permission from the publisher, The Warren Group. For a searchable database of real estate transactions and property information visit: www.thewarrengroup.com. BUYER1 Rangel, Wilton Villanueva-Perez, Jose H Bajramovie, Senad Doron, Michael Sabonge-Paz, Carlos A Galchuk, Iryna Andre, Anthilde Ferrandi, Joseph C Chan, Manbik Feliz, Francisco D Quintanilla-Villanueva, D Bajramovic, Anelbys Zackular, Melissa Paguada, Claudia M Matthews, Charles D Demetrius, Andy Ferrara, Jennifer M Wang, Zu S BUYER2 SELLER1 Tapper, Jonathan A Demiles, James W Finnegan FT JLD Enterprises Inc Tracia, Anthony J Coffey Karen B Est Z&L Development LLC Miller-Samuels, Raysha Boyajian, Charles G Reid FT SELLER2 ADDRESS 371-1/2 Lincoln Ave Demiles, Lena Digrazia, Darcie L 12 Pevwell Dr 40 Bennett Ave 14 Cliftondale Ave 8 School St Coffey, Jeremy B 10 Hemingway Rd 6 Williams Ave 94 Basswood Ave 14 Vincent St Aiello, Kathleen 57 Magnolia St CITY Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus Saugus DATE 23.07.2019 23.07.2019 23.07.2019 19.07.2019 19.07.2019 19.07.2019 19.07.2019 18.07.2019 18.07.2019 17.07.2019 PRICE $715 000,00 $637 000,00 $498 000,00 $455 000,00 $410 000,00 $450 000,00 $615 000,00 $532 100,00 $435 000,00 $504 900,00 R E D U C E D N E W REDUCED $30K - OPEN HOUSE SAT. & SUN. 12-1:30 PM - 21 Bradford Road, West Lynn - 2 homes from Lynnfield line. Gorgeous 3 bedroom 2 1/2 Colonial with 2 car garage. Must see to believe!..............................................................................$549,900 53 Jackson St. Saugus (781) 813-3325 SAUGUS - 2,846Sq.Ft.,Single family home, 20,000 Sq.Ft. Lot, 4 bed, 2 1/2 bath , 2 car garage. WIll Not Last.....................................$589,900. Ask For Sharon Darlene Minincleri & Sue Palomba NORTH REVERE - Single Family, Gorgeous Custom High End All Brick Home. Won’t Last at this Price.............................................. $1,000,000 Call for a FREE Market Analysis NEW LEASE - Prime Commercial space on Rte. 1S, Saugus. Incredible Exposure 1K Sq. Ft. $2,000 includes all utilities. Call Darlene for Details! Luxury 1-2 & 3 bedrooms starting at $1800 a month! ~ RENTALS ~ REVERE - 2 family 4/4 incredible investment opportunity both Units are in great shape. Will Not Last........................................... $399,000 WINTHROP - 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, kitchen granite w/stainless gleaming hardwood..............................$2600 LYNNFIELD- Luxury high-end Kit. w/stainless appliances & granite counters, pool, gym won’t last...........$2070 SAUGUS - Esquisite Grand Foyer makes 4-5 Bdrm Colonial a home with loads of sunlight beaming thruout. Kitch opens up to lge. family rm. along with pellet stove overlooking backyard......................$499,000 MIDDLETON - Luxury High End Estate 12,000 Sq. Ft....$1,229.000 UNDER AGREEMENT LISTED & SOL;D

THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 Page 23 Follow Us On: COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SALES & RENTALS Summer time is a Sandy Juliano Broker/President wonderful time to buy a new house! WE KNOW EVERETT!! Call TODAY to sell or buy with the best! LISTED BY NORMA! NEW LISTING BY SANDY! SOLD BY SANDY AS BUYER’S AGENT! 1 RIVERVIEW BLVD 5-204, METHUEN 9 KENMORE DR., DANVERS $1,225,000 20 PLYMOUTH ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! - $679,900 OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AUG. 10, 2019 12:00-1:30 24 SWAINS POND AVE., MELROSE $699,900 SOLD BY SANDY! ALL NEW 4 BEDROOM SINGLE 56 WALNUT ST., EVERETT OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY AUG. 11, 2019 12:00-1:30 NEW LISTING BY NORMA! 120 ESTES ST., EVERETT NEW PRICE! - $569,900 EVERETT OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY AUG. 11, 2019 12:00-2:00 2 CARUSO COURT, WEST PEABODY NEW PRICE! - $734,900 ROOMMATE WANTED TO SHARE HOUSE $750-$1,000/MONTH Call Maria for Details! CALL TODAY TO SET UP A PRIVATE SHOWING AT ANY OF OUR LISTINGS! DON’T FORGET TO ASK ABOUT BUYER AGENCY. TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL PURCHASE AND IT’S 100% FREE! IT IS THE BEST WAY APARTMENTS-EVERETT PARK PLAZA 2-BEDROOM 2-BATH $2,200/MONTH Call Sandy for Details! APARTMENTS-EVERETT 1 BEDROOM $1,600/MONTH Call Norma for Details! EVERETT 1-BEDROOM APARTMENT $1,400/MONTH Call Joe for Details! Joe DiNuzzo - Broker Associate Norma Capuano Parziale - Agent Open Daily From 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 433 Broadway, Suite B, Everett, MA 02149 www.jrs-properties.com Denise Matarazz - Agent Maria Scrima - Agent Follow Us On: 617.544.6274 Rosemarie Ciampi - Agent Kathy Hang Ha -Agent Mark Sachetta - Agent

Page 24 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, August 9, 2019 # 1 Listing & Selling Office in Saugus “Experience and knowledge Provide the Best Service” Free Market Evaluations CarpenitoRealEstate.com View our website from your mobile phone! 335 Central St., Saugus, MA 781-233-7300 GEORGETOWN Ranch style home offers 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, spacious 20’ living room w/cath ceiling and skylights, hardwood , detached 2 car garage, large 40,000 sq. ft. lot, newer roof........................................................................................$407,000. ..... SAUGUS 1st AD IMPRESSIVE 7 rm, 3 bdrm, 2 full, updated bath colonial, white kit w/quarts counters & stainless, hardwood flooring, finished lower level, newer roof, heat, central air & windows, one car detached garage, level lot, located in Lynnhurst neighborhood.....................................................................................................$525,000. SAUGUS 1st AD Affordable 6 room bungalow/colonial offers eat-in kitchen w/ slider to screened in porch, dining room, living room, wood flooring, freshly painted, farmer’s porch, nice yard..............................................................$369,900. SAUGUS 1st AD 5 room, 3 bedroom Ranch offers fireplace living room, hardwood flooring, eat-in kitchen, three season room, finished lower level with family room, central air, great side st location.....................................................................$369,900. SAUGUS 1st AD Custom built Chalet style ranch with beautiful water views offers 4 rooms, 2 generous size bedrooms, 21’ living room, decks, replacement windows, update heat & hot water, dead-end st.................................................$399,900. SAUGUS INDIAN ROCK FARMS offers this custom 12 rm Contemporary Tri-level 3-4 bdrms, 3 ½ baths, spacious open floor plan, 20’ kit w/granite counters, 1st flr famrm w/gas fp, 1st flr laundry, hdwd, cen air, alarm, au-pair suite, 1 c gar, IG gunite pool, cabana w/kit & half bath, many updates. Great home – Great location........$779,900. SAUGUS PERFECT in everyway! Custom CE Col offers 11 rms, 5 bdrms, 3 full & 2 half baths, grand foyer w/elegant split stairway, great open flr plan, lvrm, dnrm, gourmet kit w/amazing granite counters & center island w/bar sink & seating, dining area w/atrium door to awesome backyd, 1st flr FP familyrm, hardwd flrs throughout, finished LL w/playrm. Go to: 5PiratesGlen.com...................$1,400,000. WONDERING WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH? CALL FOR YOUR FREE MARKET ANALYSIS! OH Sun 8/4 11:30-1:00 REVERE POINT OF PINES offers this spacious 11 room colonial 3 full baths 3-4 bedrooms, spacious deck, kit w/granite island, dnrm, lvrm, hardwood, familyrm w/wet bar, level lot, great area......................................$499,900. SAUGUS NEW PRICE!! 6 rooms, 2-3 bedroom cape offers open concept living room/ dining room, updated maple kit w/silestone, fireplace, hardwood flooring, security system, fenced yard, 5 yr old roof, one car garage, large deck.....................$349,900. LITTLEFIELD REAL ESTATE SAUGUS ~ Rehabbed colonial. New windows, siding, new kitchen with quartz counters, stainless appliances, new cabinets. New hardwood flooring throughout house. New heat. Central AC. New maintenance free deck. .........$570,000 SAUGUS ~ Desirable 2 family. Each unit has 2 beds, updated kitchens and baths, vinyl siding, in-unit laundry, rear decks .......$499,000 SAUGUS ~ 2 family new to market! 4 bed, 2.5 bath, granite counters, SS appliances, newer gas heat/AC, prof landscaping, custom paint, new patio, 1 bed apt. .......................$739,000 38 Main Street, Saugus MA WWW.LITTLEFIELDRE.COM 781-233-1401 PEABODY ~ 4 bed colonial, 2.5 baths, central AC, finished basement, SS appliances, hardwood throughout, great cul-de-sac location, gas heat ....................$759,000 Call Rhonda Combe For all your real estate needs!! 781-706-0842 SAUGUS ~ 4 bed, 3 bath colonial. Spacious kitchen, SS appliances, Oversized one car garage, irrigation, gas heat enclosed porch, centralVac, finished lower level...$569,900 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed, 1.5 bath colonial. Open concept 1st floor, 2 car garage, newer gas heat, roof and HW heater, prof landscaping....$426,900 Coming Soon in Lynn: Brand New Construction! Call Rhonda Combe SAUGUS ~ Recently renovated ranch. Kitchen, appliances, heat, AC, roof and vinyl siding all replaced in 2011.Fenced in yard, hot tub, storage shed. .....$384,900 SAUGUS ~ 3 bed ranch, open concept, stainless appliances, private dead end street, newer gas heat, hardwood flooring, 10k lot, garage ..............$435,000 for details! REVERE ~ 2 family located in the Beachmont area, 3 beds, one bath in top unit, 2 beds, one bath lower unit .....................................$639,000 LAND FOR SALE SAUGUS Call Rhonda Combe at 781-706-0842 for details!! Under Contract

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